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9 things happening in the UAE this week

Every Sunday, we give you a to-do list of where to go and what to eat for the entire week

Gareth Kurt Warren, Editor - Guides
16:02 July 13, 2017

Plan for Thursday at Nasimi Beach

Nasimi Beach are launching its Nasimi Night Pool Sessions on Thursday 20th July. This will take place every Thursday evening thereafter over summer, from 7pm onwards.


The nights are free to join, and guests can relax by the poolside bar or dip into the cool waters of the Zero Entry Pool. Nasimi’s resident DJ’s will sort out the music and a food court will sort out poolside snacks.

Location Nasimi Beach Cost Free Entry Contact 04 426 2626

Get fit for free

Fit Inc. will be hosting a free cardio session Monday, 17 July from 7:30 - 9:00 pm. The class, weSTEP UP, is a 1 hour 30 minute Step class in which you will work your legs, core and arms. Slots are limited so make sure you book today.

Location Fit Inc. City Tower 2 Car Park, Sheikh Zayed Road – Dubai Date Monday 17 July Timings 7:30 - 9:00pm Cost Free for members and non-members Contact 800 348462

Get some racing in before the discount ends

Ever wanted to drive an Aston Martin GT4, a Mercedes- AMG GTS, a Jaguar F-type S Coupe or a Formula Yas 3000 on a Grand Prix circuit? Yas Marina Circuit have extended their summer offers until 31st August.

Yas Marina

These include 25 – 50 per cent off certain experiences. Head to www.yasmarinacircuit.com for more. Our favourite is the Chevrolet Camaro Drag Experience at Dh325.

Location Yas Marina Circuit Cost varies Visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com

A new Lip Sync Battle

Here’s a new fun night in the capital. Every Thursday, lip sync your way through the evening at Appaloosa. Weekly winners will compete in the final championship at the end of each month. Etihad staff can also enjoy a 50 per cent off food and beverages.

Location Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Abu Dhabi, Outlet: Appaloosa Date: Every Thursday Timings: 10.00pm – 02.00am Pricing: Free Entry for ladies and couples Contact 022014131

2-for-1 Mondays at McGettigan’s


Launching on Monday the 17th, head to McGettigan’s at Souk Madinat Jumeirah for their new 2-for-1 Mondays. Every Monday guests can enjoy 2-for-1 on all main courses from 6pm to 10pm until the end of August. If you’re more thirsty than hungry, Happy Hour runs from 2pm to 8pm

Location McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah Contact 044470219

Spa deal of the week:

July reflexology and massage special

Dubai hotel rooftop pool.

Rejuvenate from your head to your toes with a 30-minute foot reflexology treatment to balance energy and cleanse body toxins, followed by a relaxing 30-minute back, neck, head and shoulder massage that will last a total of 1 hour.

Location Griffins Health Club, JW Marriott Dubai Hotel Cost Dh200 Contact 04 6077755 

Movie of the week:

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Valerian releases in the UAE this week, get your pre-booked tickets in quick. With a 71 per cent rating on Rotten tomatoes – this movie is shaping up to be a visual spectacle.

The plot: Valerian and Laureline are special operatives for the government of the human territories charged with maintaining order throughout the universe.

Dining deal of the week:

Russo’s new summer menu

The summer heat is sizzling up the kitchen at Russo’s New York Pizzeria. They have an all new Summer Set Menu, available now until the end of summer.Russos

The new menu offers light flavours and great value to help cool you off throughout the Summer. Sink your teeth into the deliciously refreshing and all-new Insalata Italia, Rigatoni Bacon and Artichoke Pasta or the Fajita Pizza and pair it up with a fresh choice of mocktails. End your meal off on a sweet note with the creamy citrus Panna Cotta topped with zesty orange sauce or their very own homemade Lemon Mousse.

Location Jumeirah Village Centre Cost Dh89 or Dh79 per person Timings Daily from 8am to 11.30am Contact 800787767

Travel Deal of the week

5 nights in Bangkok

Take a week off from work and enjoy 6 days in Thailand with Emirates. Spend 5 nights and 6 days in Thailand’s two most popular and tourist friendly cities – Bangkok and Pattaya. This is when you’ll get the chance to admire the rich cultural heritages of Bangkok and Pattaya and of course spend some quality time at a couple of the world’s most beautiful beaches.


Enjoy 3 days in Pattaya and 2 days in Bangkok. The tour includes the popular attractions like Coral Island tour of Pattaya with seafood or Indian lunch, city orientation tour of Bangkok, featuring the key temples and other landmarks and optional tour of Safari World and Marine Park.

Flight and Hotel Dh2,499 per person Website holidayme.com

Staying in?

Not up to braving the crowds in Dubai? 

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